What happens to little Latino girls who join Ken and Barbie in Holy Matrimony? They grow up to become Jennifer Lopez as a wedding planner.
Lopez plays Mary Fiore, San Francisco's finest wedding planner. She's on the verge on a partnership with the firm she works for, provided she clinches this one mega-bucks deal. She's got to convince Fran Donolly (Bridgette Sampras), nouveau-riche Internet glam girl, to hire her as wedding planner for her wedding, promising a ceremony unlike any before. Being the best, she lands the plum project.
Imagine her horror, though, when she meets Donolly's groom - the same one who saved her from a near-fatal accident in the street. Adding spirit to the flambé, her father impresses upon her a young Italian, Massimo (Justin Chambers) who goes beyond himself to make her his bride.
Presuming this was meant to be a fairy tale, you have to excuse the overdose of melodrama and clichés, and less-than-lustrous performance of the lead pair. Lopez is better at acting terrified than at emoting over the loss of an over-rated doctor. Matthew McConaughey as Dr. Steve Edison is syrup in a bottle, the perfect pediatrician, while Bridgette Sampras is just about okay as his wife-to-be.
A good flick to watch, preferably for those with mush on the mind!This article was first published on 20 Jun 2002.